MUSIC ACROSS BORDERS: SAHBA MOTALLEBI AND THE RYAN SPEARMAN BAND
FROM: St. Louis Post-Dispatch “BEST BETS” Weekly Column On Arts Picks For This Past Week – Oct 19, 2017
Music Across Borders: Sahba Motallebi and the Ryan Spearman Band
When 8 p.m. Saturday; doors open at 7 p.m. • Where The Stage at KDHX, 3524 Washington Boulevard • How much $15 • More info http://www.musicacrossborders.us
For more than 25 years, St. Louis-based American Voices has run cross-cultural exchange projects around the world, from performing arts academies (in nine countries) to supporting American musicians touring through more than 140 countries. Now they’re launching a new global music series, “Music Across Borders,” here in St. Louis. It starts with a residency (co-presented by KDHX Community Media) by Persian tar and setar virtuoso and arts educator Sahba Motallebi, famed for her skill with the traditional sounds of these stringed instruments. That residency includes Saturday’s concert with the Ryan Spearman Band. By Sarah Bryan Miller.